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John Henry Rick 1926-1978


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/5/2012 at 01:17:17

John Rick
Windom, Minn. John [Henry] Rick, 51, Windom and formerly of Estherville, died Friday afternoon at Windom of a heart attack.

Services for Mr. Rick will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Presbyterian Church, Windom, with the Rev. Charles Reid officiating.

Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in East Side Cemetery, Estherville, with the Estherville Veterans of Foreign Wars providing military graveside services.

Friends may call at the Hanson-Witt Funeral Home, Windom, Monday evening and at the church Tuesday morning.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Rick, he was born Dec. 30, 1926, at Frazee, Minn. He moved to the Graettinger area as a boy and received his education in Graettinger schools. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1947 and was married to Johanna Hupp on May 17, 1948, at Jackson, Minn.

Following his marriage, he lived in Estherville, where he was employed at the John Morrell and Company for 16 years, then moved to Windom in 1958, where he was employed at the Caldwell Packing Company.

Mr. Rick is a past commander of the Estherville VFW, was active in Jaycee work, a member of the Presbyterian Church, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife, Johanna, Windom; four sons, John Rick Jr., Spirit Lake, Charles Rick, Colorado Springs, Colo., Dennis Rick, Minneapolis, Minn., and James Rick, Windom; three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Reinie) Nogasek, and Mary Rick, both of Jamestown, N.D., and Marcia Rick, Spirit Lake; five grandchildren; and one brother, Gordon Rick, Estherville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, three sisters and one grandchild. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 18, 1978)


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